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Narmacil I, son of [[Atanatar II Alcarin]], inherited the [[Kingship of Gondor]] when the [[South-kingdom]] was at the height of its power and wealth. He was not a great King, and indeed soon tired of the role. In III 1240, after just fourteen years on the throne, he turned over the rule of [[Gondor]] to his nephew [[Minalcar]], who ruled as [[Regent]] through the rest of Narmacil's titular Kingship.
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{{disambig-two|the seventeenth King of Gondor|twenty-ninth King, and descendent of Narmacil I|[[Narmacil II]]}}
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}}'''Narmacil I''' {{TA|1049}}<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}</ref> – {{TA|1294|n}},<ref name="South">{{App|South}}</ref> aged 245 years) was the seventeenth [[King of Gondor]].
  
Narmacil's Regent Minalcar was a powerful and energetic [[Men|Man]], who routed the armies of the [[Easterlings]], fortified the borders of Gondor and actively pursued diplomacy with Gondor's neighbouring tribes. It is not recorded, though, that his uncle King Narmacil had any hand in any of Minalcar's great endeavours. Narmacil, in fact, is chiefly remembered as being Gondor's second childless King, the first having been [[Tarannon Falastur]] in the tenth century.
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==History==
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Narmacil inherited the Kingship from his father [[Atanatar II|Atanatar II Alcarin]] in {{TA|1226}}.<ref name="South"/>  He also seems to have inherited his father's indolent disposition for in {{TA|1240|n}} he declared [[Minalcar]], the son of his younger brother [[Calmacil]], to be the [[Regent of Gondor|Regent of the realm]]. During the remainder of Narmacil's reign Minalcar ruled in his name.<ref name="Gondor">{{App|Gondor}}</ref>
  
Narmacil I sat on the throne of Gondor for sixty-eight years, but for fifty-four of these years Minalcar ruled Gondor as Regent. Narmacil died childless, and was succeeded by his younger brother [[Calmacil]].
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Minalcar proved to be a vigourous Regent.  While Narmacil stayed behind, Minalcar sallied forth in {{TA|1248}} and defeated a large army of [[Easterlings]] between [[Rhovanion]] and the [[Sea of Rhûn]].  He then took the name of "Rómendacil" (and later would ascend the throne as Rómendacil II). After this victory Rómendacil sent his son, in {{TA|1250|n}}, as an ambassador to the [[Northmen]] to secure their allegiance to [[Gondor]].<ref name="Gondor"/>
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Narmacil ultimately became second childless King of [[Gondor]] and was succeeded by his younger brother [[Calmacil (King of Gondor)|Calmacil]].<ref name="South"/>
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== Genealogy ==
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Revision as of 12:43, 4 November 2012

This article is about the seventeenth King of Gondor. For the twenty-ninth King, and descendent of Narmacil I, see Narmacil II.
Narmacil I
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Gondor
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 1049
RuleT.A. 1226 - 1294 (68 years)
DeathT.A. 1294 (aged 245)
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageAtanatar II
SiblingsCalmacil
ChildrenNone
Physical Description
GenderMale
Narmacil I T.A. 1049[1]1294,[2] aged 245 years) was the seventeenth King of Gondor.

History

Narmacil inherited the Kingship from his father Atanatar II Alcarin in T.A. 1226.[2] He also seems to have inherited his father's indolent disposition for in 1240 he declared Minalcar, the son of his younger brother Calmacil, to be the Regent of the realm. During the remainder of Narmacil's reign Minalcar ruled in his name.[3]

Minalcar proved to be a vigourous Regent. While Narmacil stayed behind, Minalcar sallied forth in T.A. 1248 and defeated a large army of Easterlings between Rhovanion and the Sea of Rhûn. He then took the name of "Rómendacil" (and later would ascend the throne as Rómendacil II). After this victory Rómendacil sent his son, in 1250, as an ambassador to the Northmen to secure their allegiance to Gondor.[3]

Narmacil ultimately became second childless King of Gondor and was succeeded by his younger brother Calmacil.[2]

Genealogy

 
 
Hyarmendacil I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atanatar II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NARMACIL I
 
Calmacil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minalcar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valacar


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
Narmacil I
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 1049 Died: T.A. 1294
Preceded by:
Atanatar II Alcarin
17th King of Gondor
T.A. 1226 - 1294
Followed by:
Calmacil